Manuka honey – exceptionally versatile.

Manuka honey – exceptionally versatile

The nectar for Manuka honey is extracted by Ligistica bees from the flowers of the Manuka bush. The shrub, which is also known as South Sea Myrtle, grows predominantly in New Zealand, which is why real Manuka Honey is produced exclusively in Australia. Indigenous people have been using Manuka for a long time to heal the sick and treat wounds, but honey from the nectar of the bush was not discovered until the last century, when honey bees were brought to the country by missionaries.

Honey is said to have a healing effect due to its particularly high methyglyoxal content. Scientists from all over the world have been studying the effectiveness of Manuka honey for several years and are investigating why it has such a positive effect on human health and in which medical fields it can be used.

Possible applications of Manuka Honey

The Manuka honey with can be used to strengthen the immune system, for skin irritations and injuries, z. B. Burns, acne and pimples, neurodermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, insect bites, inflammation, etc., in the case of complaints of the internal organs, e.g. B. digestive tract, mouth and throat, bladder, etc., to achieve inner balance or to be used in case of colds or to be taken as a preventive measure.

The strong effectiveness against certain bacteria, viruses and fungi as well as the antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effect are due to the ingredient Methylglyoxal.

External applications

Meanwhile, the honey is also used in hospitals, especially as an overlay for poorly healing or germ-infested wounds and diabetic foot syndrome. The honey extracts moisture from the wound, supports the process of healing and kills various bacteria. Another advantage in the area of wound care is that the wound dressings stick less often with the injuries and when changing the thin, newly formed skin edges and layers are not injured.

Internal use

The internal application has the positive effect that no great side effects are known and also interactions with other medicines occur only very rarely. The pleasant taste and the variety of application possibilities help honey to grow in popularity.

If you want to try Manuka Honey for yourself for internal ailments, it is recommended that you drink a cup of tea with a little honey added several times a day. Note here that the tea is ideally no longer boiling and only before drinking the honey is stirred in. Thus, the ingredients are protected and can better develop their effect in the body.

Alternatively, Manuka honey can also be taken undiluted. You can also try its application on the skin or mucous membranes (for example, in case of a cold). The honey is applied undiluted to the area to be treated.